Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Scrapper Plays A New Game

The Hitting Game with Maddie and Aeryn.  The game was stopped as soon as it began with only this left to show for it.

Madd Max Has More Friend Time

Connect 4 with Elizabeth.
Annie with Aeryn.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Madd Max Makes An Advent Calendar

 Last Christmas, Aunt Tara made an awesome advent calendar with Aiden and Sonia, that involved bags filled with an ornament for every day of the month.  Jess jumped on that train.
Above - the labeling and decorating of the bags.
The filling of the bags.
The calander!

Madd Max Has Thanksgiving Take 2

The leftovers were broughten.
 The kids table.
The adults table.
The kids on the adults' bed.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Madd Max Has Crazy Snow

 Pasadena brought in 20 tons of snow.  Which became very similar to the super packed ice/snow on Eastern driveways.  Except that everybody wanted in.
 A break was needed at the sushi boat restaurant which the kids thought was amazing - boats with food- what!?!  Both ate salmon and some yellowtail, making their parents quite pleased.
Back to the snow for a tiny snowman.

Madd Max Bowls

 With the Grandparents.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Madd Max Has A Happy LA Thanksgiving

 The fam watched the snowy parade on a windows open, 80-plus degree day.  This sounds lovely to most, but Jess felt annoyed at the warmth of what should be a finger numbing, fire-place warming day.
Max was digging it because it allowed him to play racquetball with his grandparents. 
 Then it was over to the Leonhardts for crafts and dinner - something Maddie had looked forward to all week.
 Madd shows off an appetizer that she made by herself - a cheesy pizza roll.
 The kids table.
The adults table, full of homey, yummy goodness.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Scrapper Gets A Visitor

Today, Jess got to volunteer in Max's class.
He was also quite pleased.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Slappy Gets Another Visit

From Jess in her class for craft time.  Craft time is put together by some of the moms in the class, not Jess, which blows Jess away.
Maddie, super pleased Mom is there, working on her leaf craft.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Slappy Starts The Circuit

The birthday circuit - this one for Vanessa.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Madd Max Has Their First Sleepover Of The Season

At Taisie and Toby's, who provided a box house for entertainment.  The kids did not want to come home the next day.

Madd Max Have Game Night With Added Baby

This game night followed the baby theme of past game nights, but this time more specifically as it honored the Williams' who are due in less than a month.
The food was all baby themed - conception cookies - Jess.
Swaddled homemade breadbraid - Chadwicks.
Babys in a blanket - Feldie.
Conception squash bake - Jess.
Deviled eggs - Val.
Funfetti popcorn, also deemed crack or devil corn - SmithAldridges.
Caviar toasts - K-Dub and Allan.
Baby back ribs - Leonhardts.
There were also lentils provided by Bassam and Jamie, not themed, but delicious.
And then a more custom game of Cards Against Humanity.
For those of you familiar with the game - each person brought their own black and white cards themed for tonight's event.
Impressed by our friends ingenuity. 
Our friends.
Winning black cards.
Yeah Baby!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Madd Max Attends The Usher Concert

Well, Jess and Aarin did.  In a box.  Because that's how they roll (and also Jess' friend works for Shuttershock who sponsored said box).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Madd Max Advances

 Max testing for his orange belt.
 Madd testing for her purple.
 And they passed!

Madd Max Has A Whole Team or Two

Look how the wall of fame has grown.  From the original four to twenty-five with one more soon to follow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Slappy Makes Unique Animals

Alongside Taisie.  They came up with the following:
 Madd: Bat-butterfly, Hummingbird-shark, Lion-flower, Elephant-butterfly, Crocodile-giraffe and Shark-whale-fish.
Taisie: Giraffe-bat, Dragon-mouse and Frog-bat.